Black Teas

Black tea is a type of tea that goes through more of an oxidation process than oolong, green and white teas.  All four types are made from leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, but black tea is allowed to fully oxidize before being heat-processed and dried.  There are many varieties of black tea and it is generally stronger in flavor than the less oxidized teas.  Many factors affect the varying profiles of black tea which can be described as malty, smoky, brisk, earthy, spiced, nutty, metallic, citrussy, fruity, sweet, caramelly, and honey-like.  English Breakfast and teas taking milk and sugar would be representative of a black tea.

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